Social Performance Morupule Coal Mine is The integrated approach and management of social risks and impacts. We aim to minimise the negative social impacts of our business activities, and maximise on socio-economic benefits for our people. We intend to continuecapitalizing on the positive contribution and strengthening partnerships with the communities in which we operate.
MCM adopted and has been participating in the Anglo American Social Way assessment which defines a governing framework for social performance. As at December 2017 we have been certified complaint to the Social Way requirement at a level 3 of the compliance levels.
Maximizing MCM’s Contribution to Communities
We are committed to making a lasting positive contribution to the communities associated with our operation.As part of this commitment, our socio economic development roadmap covers all the aspects of community development including local procurement, local employment, corporate social investment,enterprise development, external capacity building, employee volunteerismand culture and heritage management.
The MCM local procurement policy provides the opportunity for MCM to develop support, avail benefits and increase citizen spendfor our local suppliers. We engage with our local suppliers twice in a year to ensure understanding of our procurement procedure. We have goods and services that are reserved for local suppliers. We also publish expression of interest for other products as the mine expands and demand increases.
MCM has localized employment to citizens of Botswana asguided byour succession planning policy. Our local employment activities are aligned with the Mines and Minerals Act requirements for employment and training of employees towards career advancement: Mines and Minerals Act– Chapter 66:01 – 12 Preference for Botswana products.
MCM corporate social investment has always been the corner stone of MCM’s reach to the communities. We have since enhancedour CSI to focus and deliver socio economic development (SED) projects which will contribute to the sustainable development of communities. CSI activities are aligned to the MCM CSI policy as well as creating linkages to the SED objectives and activities.
MCM supports the creation of enterprises development outside of the supply chain to reduce long-term dependence on the mine. Enterprise development seeks to create an enabling environment to nurture and groom upcoming and already existing enterprises.
We assist local institutions to strengthen their effectiveness in addressing development and service delivery needs. Building the capacity of community development will in turn allow constituents to participate more effectively; tailoring decisions to local needs, and enabling more effective provision of public services.
We encourage ouremployee to participate in the employee volunteerism program contribute to building sustainable communities, thereby increasing our brand awareness, building a proud workforce and enhancing the MCM corporate culture of responsible citizen.
We subscribe to the Botswana law on culture and heritage and a policy exists which provides guidelines on the handling and management of archaeological artefacts that may be discovered during operation or implementation of MCM expansion projects.
Social Incidents Management
Morupule Coal Mine plays an integral part in the communities in which it operates, both in terms of its mining operations and in relation to the social and economic development initiatives. A formal External Complaints and Grievance Procedure ensures that all complaints and grievances from communities are properly reported, recorded, responded to and resolved, as quickly and efficiently as possible.
An expression of dissatisfaction raised by a member of the community relating to Morupule Coal Mine activities, its employees and contractors.
Complaints and grievances can be raised through the following
Morupule Coal Mine
Private Bag 35, Palapye
Fax: to 4920643
- External Complaints Toll Free Number: 0800 600 118
- Email: a complainant can email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Engagement: Complaints can be received during an engagement with external stakeholders.
In person: a stakeholder wishes to raise a complaint in person should come to Morupule Coal Mine and report to Security. The stakeholder should inform Security personnel that they are here to see Communications employees.
Morupule Coal Mine hosts a panel discussion at Virtual Global Expo Botswana 2020
15 November, 2020
Morupule Coal Mine took part at the Virtual Global Expo Botswana 2020 and hosted a Panel Discussion under the topic: ‘Downstream Coal Beneficiation Opportunities in Botswana: Alternative Uses of Coal’. The panel discussion was held on the 17th of November 2020, 1400hrs, at Tlotlo Hotel & Conference Centre in Gaborone.
MCM Walks for Mental Health - Mascom Batanani Walk
05 November, 2020
On a personal level walking is known to keep one healthy and to reduce chances of illness. It can also help us cope with depression, stress and anxiety. Walking also helps improve your mood and boosts self-esteem. On the bigger picture Morupule Coal Mine recently participated in the Mascom Batanani Walk second edition with an exciting twist of being the first virtual walk under the sponsor’s banner. This year’s walk was themed “Mental health”, as it aimed at bringing attention to mental issues and mental wellbeing. Virtual walk meant that MCM community like other communities across the country participated in their respective neighborhoods. MCM staff members walked within the mine parameters on limited numbers and adhering to COVID-19 regulations and protocols.
Honourable Lefoko Moagi visits Morupule Coal Mine
02 November, 2020
The Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security who is also Member of Parliament for Ramotswa constituency, Honourable Lefoko Moagi recently visited Morupule Coal Mine on a familiarization tour of the Mine’s operation. The Minister was accompanied by Officials from the Ministry and the Palapye Leadership including the Member of Parliament for Palapye Honourable Onneetse Ramogapi. Honourable Moagi and his entourage were hosted by MCM General Manager Mr. David Kgoboko. In their tour they appreciated the underground mining operation and plant as well as the Motheo project on which MCM will build a new wash coal plant and commence open cast mining. Management of Morupule Coal Mine would like to thank all the Palapye leadership for their support in making the Minister’s visit to the mine a success.